…..'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'…..

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

Menomorium; not for war, but for those who fell...

You've heard me before and I say it again.  I am not in favour of war. There are times, though, when diplomacy fails. We may hate the inevitability, but that does not lessen the need for Mankind to cleanse itself at times.  

Today I join all those who are remembering the fallen of all our wars; not to glorify the conflicts but honour the sacrifice and to join in the prayer that somehow, sometime, 'we' will learn the lessons needed to move into a truly pacifist society, where disputes are settled with negotiation and compromise; where blood remains where it should...

In the heart and veins.


  1. We certainly agree with your feelings on this subject...
    AND with your support of those who HAVE and ARE and WILL serve ...

  2. My thoughts exactly, Yam. In the last resort a necessary evil, but we must pray and work for it to become unnecessary.

  3. Well said and we agree.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  4. Will we ever know a world at peace.
    That is is most beautiful field of poppies photo I've ever seen.

  5. Sigh! I think it's bad as just lately the world has not become more peaceful and repeatedly military conflicts are carried out anywhere -
    Wonderful photos you have made.

  6. Totally agree. A well put post.
    Gail and Bertie.

  7. Beautiful Aunty ..... Lest we forget!!

  8. Very well said. Beautiful images.

  9. Well said I watched the service on TV it's not far from me, and the photos are beautiful :-)

    Have a poppytastic week :-)

  10. I love the last picture the best..so serene.

  11. I have never seen such a field of poppies, thanks for sharing on such a day for us to remember what our Veterans and those still in combat do for our safety!!!

  12. Like you, we would prefer a world of peace, but we will not let that stop us from thanking and remember those who fought. (PS:thanks for the blog link, we did not have it!)

  13. Support the soldier, not the war. Truly, there was no need for WW I. It was shameful.
    The kids didn't know what was up. All those who profited from war should pay.

  14. Wonderfull posts,memory all Young people death, never war again,

    Have a nice week, greeting from Belgium




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